Songbird Ornaments with Power
Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA
Extract from back cover of book:
Learn all the steps necessary to create unique carved wooden Christmas tree ornaments. 132 clear color photos illustrate every step for a songbird project and 23 additional patterns, ranging from an American Goldfinch to a Titmouse that provide new and exciting challenges, including a unique method for attaching the finished songbird to a tree, wreath, or centerpiece. The text provides necessary references for feather parts, types, groupings, and texturing; eye setting or carving; and the tools required to successfully complete these projects. Instruction for painting and sealing the completed ornament is included. Create heirloom decorative songbird ornaments that will pass down through future generations. This book brings challenges for novices and joy for experienced carvers.
Mr. Russell, a Vermont wood carver, is internationally known for his ability to carve birds, animals and the human figure in the round. Considered by many to be one of the nation's more versatile power carvers, he has won numerous awards on both the national and international level.
of Carving Woods
Nomenclature & General Techniques
Red-breasted Nuthatch Working Drawing
Carving the Nuthatch
Prior to Painting
Drawings and Carving Photos